Third Place Award of Excellence
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
2022 Online International Spring Exhibition
March 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
JUROR: G. James Daichendt, Ed.D.
Congratulations to our
Third Place Award of Excellence Winner
Yahel was awarded the third place for her oil on linen painting
About Yahel Yan:
I was born and raised in Mexico City where I was exposed to art and color from a young
age. I completed my schooling and graduated with a degree in graphic design but have
since then devoted myself to art both as a painter and printmaker. I specialize in oil, acrylics,
and copper etchings.
My palette and compositions lend life and spirit to inanimate objects which are often overlooked. I am always seeking to express the unexpected, unseen magic hidden in each “thing.” I give my imagination full freedom to pursue this mysterious journey. I strive to create colorful happy art that brings joy to the viewer.
A recurring theme in my art is chairs, which have become a staple of my work. So why chairs? Years ago I started collecting miniature chairs and eventually became fascinated with painting them and telling their stories. For me painting a chair is about the idea of a common object representing individuals and emotions. I see chairs not as objects but as people with a personality of their own as well as with a story to tell.
About “Skinny Girl” - Oil on Linen (24x24”):
My piece “Skinny Girl” started with a picture I took in Brooklyn, N.Y. I was drawn to the urban feel while at the same time I began to see it as a scrap book or journal detailing a young girl’s (skinny girl’s) hopes and dreams. In my mind the message is one of love and optimism for a bright future. The palette I chose was inspired by “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Jan Vermeer, as I saw a parallel between both girls which transcends time and remains universal.
Recent Juried Exhibitions:
- Artist Alliance Biennial at the Oceanside Museum of Art
- "#obsessed"- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
- Red Velvet- Jurors Choice- San Diego, United States
- "From the Masters" (Solo Show) / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States
- Quarantine Aquamarine- Honorable Mention - San Diego, United States
- Midnight (A national Show) / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States
- In the Momentum / Oceanside Museum of Art - Oceanside, United States
- Socially Distance: Work created in Lockdown / Online - New Mexico, United States
- It's all mixed- Honorable Mention - San Diego, United States
- 75 and Sunny- Honorable Mention - San Diego, United States
- Double Trouble- Best in Show - San Diego, United States
- Yahel Yan Featured Artist / Ashton Gallery - San Diego, United States
- 3 Year Anniversary @arton30th.- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
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